>A bit farther back- Sweaters, 1919


Do you ever look in old catalogs, old photos, old movies, and see something that reminds you of yourself?  That’s the way I always feel when I see the girls in catalogs from the WWI era.  It’s like I’m staring at who I would have been if I had lived back then.  The girl in the mustard sweater above reminds me so much of myself when I was a young teenager.
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I’m quite taken with all of these sweaters.  I wish I could just magically send in an order form and have them appear in perfect state.  I was actually watching one very similar to some of these on Ebay last week and it went for over $300.  But isn’t it gorgeous?
Hope everyone’s having a great week!

7 Comments on >A bit farther back- Sweaters, 1919

  1. Dash of Vintage
    February 23, 2010 at 11:09 pm (14 years ago)

    >I know exactly what you mean! Also, I'm in love with that sweater!

  2. Amanda
    February 24, 2010 at 4:12 am (14 years ago)

    >I love that sweater!

  3. casey
    February 24, 2010 at 12:11 pm (14 years ago)

    >I have a real soft spot for WWI era fashions–especially the sweaters! I think it's the cute sailor and shawl collars of this era that I like so much; they're just cute and whimsical and the colors are so lively (not anything like what you'd imagine looking at black and white photos from the period)!I know what you mean about just wishing you could send away for something… I feel that way all the time looking through my old magazines! haha! Ah, for a time machine to go back and raid all the clothing stores… haha!♥ Caseyblog | elegantmusings.com

  4. Amy Jeanne
    February 24, 2010 at 3:06 pm (14 years ago)

    >I'm aching to buy a WW1-era pattern, but fear they may be terribly unflattering on me. I need a waist!

  5. Bellelass
    February 24, 2010 at 11:39 pm (14 years ago)

    >The knitter in me eyes that and thinks "It wouldn't be so hard to knit that." I'm sure a search of ravelry.com would yield a pattern, it would be a fairly simple top-down raglan I'm thinking. Hmmm… In a cozy soft medium blue, with red or white stripes… (I don't do mustard)

  6. The Dreamstress
    February 25, 2010 at 5:22 am (14 years ago)

    >So cute! And I'm loving that colour! I've been thinking about learning to knit so that I can make stuff like that. Or I could just find a knitter to trade skills with!

  7. tiger lily
    March 9, 2010 at 7:01 am (14 years ago)

    >I would die to own a sweater like that except then I'd never get to wear it…

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